My approach to sleep problems is designed for those parents who want their babies and children to sleep well but do not want them to be distressed by the process. Some sleep training methods can be very harsh, often involving leaving them to cry alone for long periods of time. This goes against the very nature of our instinct to love, cherish and nurture our children.
I believe that sleep training doesn't have to be traumatic and that babies and children need to feel secure, safe and happy in order to sleep well.
I offer personal and tailor made approaches, which address the specific reasons for each child’s sleeplessness. Although the solutions are gentle, they are highly effective and safe even for those who have health problems or learning differences. My methods are endorsed by the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)
As a trained health visitor, I am able to take a broad view of your baby’s sleep needs, looking at their development, feeding, health and temperament. The way in which I work draws on my many years of professional experience, the latest research and perhaps most important of all, a mother of four children.
Andrea's Latest Article
SAutumn is a cosy time of year, when the days become shorter and the nights get longer. If you are already struggling to get your baby to sleep through the night, then the thought of that extra hour of night time may be already filling you with trepidation. In my latest article I offer advice on managing your baby’s sleep when the clocks go back.